Botox® is one of the leading injectable treatments, as it can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as prevent them. At Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we offer Botox® and other injectable treatments to residents of Houston, San Antonio, Sugar Land, and the nearby areas of Texas.
What is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them. Botox® is composed of botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator that blocks nerve signals that would otherwise trigger muscle contractions. With the muscles relaxed, wrinkles will slightly fade from view. Botox® also prevents wrinkles from worsening while it is active. The Botox® treatment can be used to address the following cosmetic concerns:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Bunny lines
- Forehead wrinkles
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
The cost of Botox® is $13.50 per unit, but the cost of treatment can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
What is the Botox® Treatment Like?
Botox® and other injectable treatments are minimally invasive, and don’t require any anesthetic for the procedure. During the treatment, a few injections of the Botox® formula will be administered to the desired treatment area. You may feel a pinch during the injection, but it is tolerable. Once the injections are finished, your treatment will be complete.
Is There Any Downtime After Botox®?
There is no downtime required after Botox®, and you will be able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after your appointment. This is why Botox® and other injectable treatments are commonly referred to as “lunchtime” solutions. Patients may notice minor swelling, redness or bruising around the injection site, but these effects typically fade within just a few days of treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Botox®?
The results from Botox® may not be visible for a few days, until the Botox® formula takes full effect in the treated muscles. Most patients begin to notice results within a few days of treatment, with full results visible within one week. Patients can enjoy a reduction in wrinkles in the treated area for about four to six months, until the Botox® formula wears off. Many patients choose to receive regular Botox® treatments in order to maintain their results.
To learn more about the Botox® treatment, contact us today. We will be happy to help you schedule a consultation so that you and Dr. Layton can determine if Botox® is right for you. Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery welcomes patients from Houston, Kerrville and San Antonio, TX.